Joint Master of Arts in Public History and Library & Information Science

Students in this joint program (M.A.P.H./M.L.I.S.) will earn both a master of arts in public history (M.A.P.H.) and the master of library and information science (M.L.I.S.). Graduates of the program will be equipped to enter a new workforce with the skills to appraise and describe historical records, create and maintain websites, preserve electronic documents, and communicate with a public audience. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be prepared for employment in a wide range of settings, including libraries, archives, museums, state and federal agencies, and the private sector.

Students interested in the archival field may also elect to complete the Archival Administration Graduate Certificate in conjunction with the joint degree program. To earn this certificate, students are required to complete two additional courses (six credits) for a total of 61 credits.

  • Applicants to this 55 credit program must be admitted to both the School of Information Science and Department of History master's programs. Candidates must complete the required courses for both programs in order to graduate
  • Students earn both a master of arts in public history and a master of library and information science degree through a coordinated program
  • Instead of taking 33 credits for the M.A.P.H. in history and another 36 credits for the M.L.I.S. for a total of 69 credits, students in this program are able to double-count 14 credits and receive both degrees with 55 hours of coursework – a significant tuition savings

Application deadline

Fall term: January 15 (early decision), April 15 (regular decision)
Winter term: October 15

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, Winter 2021 and Fall 2021 applicants are NOT required to submit GRE scores to be considered for admission to this program

Next steps

For more information, please contact Tracy Neumann, Director of Graduate Studies, or review the latest graduate handbook.